Looks like America’s cuddliest Marine is getting a promotion.
The official Marine Barracks Washington Facebook page is announcing that Chesty XIV, an English bulldog who is the official mascot of the Marine Corps will pin on a second chevron Friday. That event will coincide with the weekly evening parade at 8th and I, a public demonstration of Marine Corps pomp and circumstance that typically includes a chance for Chesty to greet his adoring fans.
Chesty should remember to keep his nose clean, though.
His equally jowly predecessor, Sgt. Chesty XIII, once received a demotion for snapping at then-Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s dog, Bravo, during a parade event. Fortunately, he earned back his rank and retired honorably after a five-year career in 2013.